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Image: The Simplexa C. auris direct kit is a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay run on the LIAISON MDX instrument (Photo courtesy of Diasorin)

Novel Molecular Test to Help Prevent and Control Multi Drug-Resistant Fungal Pathogen in Healthcare Settings

A RT-PCR assay for the direct in vitro qualitative detection of C. auris DNA from swabs can quickly identify patients suspected of C. auris colonization and help prevent its spread in healthcare settings More...
18 Jul 2024
Image: The Truvian diagnostic platform combines clinical chemistry, immunoassay and hematology testing in a single run (Photo courtesy of Truvian Health)

Automated Benchtop System to Bring Blood Testing To Anyone, Anywhere

A groundbreaking diagnostic platform is set to transform the existing global infrastructure by providing lab-accurate, actionable test results that aid in the early detection and prevention of chronic conditions. More...
18 Jul 2024
Image: The C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE test has received the first European IVDR Certification for combined GDH plus Toxin A/B test (Photo courtesy of TECHLAB)

Innovative C. Difficile Diagnostic Test Provides Both GDH and Toxin Results within 30 Minutes

A rapid membrane enzyme immunoassay that detects both the C. difficile glutamate dehydrogenase antigen and the disease-causing toxins A and B within 30 minutes can help accurately distinguish between active infection and colonization. More...
16 Jul 2024
Image: Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella Typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells (Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH)

AI Identifies Drug-Resistant Typhoid-Like Infection from Microscopy Images within Hours

A new AI algorithm capable of correctly identifying drug-resistant bacteria from microscopy images alone can significantly cut down the time needed to accurately diagnose drug-resistant infections. More...
16 Jul 2024
Image: Clinical laboratory workflow for mNGS (Photo courtesy of UCSF)

Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing Identifies Pathogens Causing CNS Infections

Data from a new study underscores the effectiveness and diagnostic capabilities of metagenomic next-generation sequencing in diagnosing infectious diseases such as meningitis, encephalitis, and myelitis in both adults and children. More...
12 Jul 2024
Image: The PA-100 AST System for rapid AMR detection has won the “Longitude Prize on AMR” (Photo courtesy of Sysmex Astrego)

Rapid UTI Test Cuts Detection Time from 3 days to 45 Minutes

A groundbreaking test promises to revolutionize treatment for urinary tract infections by bringing advanced laboratory testing capabilities directly into the doctor’s office. More...
17 Jun 2024
Image: The new method offers faster, more accurate pathogen identification, even in complex DNA sequences (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

New DNA Testing Method Offers Faster and More Accurate Pathogen Identification

Researchers have introduced an alternative DNA testing method that could potentially replace traditional PCR, paving the way for broader applications in medical diagnostics. More...
05 Jun 2024
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